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Daily avalanche forecasts to begin for winter season

The Scottish Avalanche Information Service daily forecasts for the 2018-19 winter season begin on Friday 14th December.

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polhollick Bridge

Historic Ballater bridge reopens

Polhollick Footbridge, an important link on the Seven Bridges walk near Ballater, has reopened following major repairs.

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Gear review - Alpkit Phantac down jacket

I've been testing the revamped 2019 version of Alpkit's Phantac down jacket, which is designed to keep you really toasty whilst keeping weight low.

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Gear review: Walking socks

For most walkers socks are one of the most important but least considered items of kit. With us for every step of the way...

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John Allen at home - David Lintern
David Lintern

John Allen - 35 years of mountain rescue

David Lintern interviews John Allen to ask - what has changed for hillgoers and the civilian rescue service, and what is the same?

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More Scots heading to the great outdoors

Visits to the outdoors have hit record levels in Scotland, a new survey suggests...

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